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Philip Harrison Nix, born May 12, 1965 in Atlanta, GA, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020 at the age of 54. Philip worked as a Service Coordinator at Carolina Handling for fourteen years. Philip was a kind, tender-hearted, and selfless person. He was thoughtful and often slow to speak and quick to listen. He was a source of encouragement for others, and always present for friends and loved ones. While he was sometimes quiet and reserved, he was a great listener and knew how to make others feel comfortable. Philip had a contagious laugh and he loved unconditionally. He had a fantastic memory for dates and events. He had a deep love for animals, interior design, White House memorabilia, Titanic collectibles and landscaping. There are not enough words to describe how incredible Philip was to everyone he touched.
Philip was preceded in death by his father, Robert Harrison Nix; grandparents, Lanie Nix Sr., Mattie Nix, and Ada Williams; uncles, Gene Nix, Neil Nix, Clyde Nix, and Richard Nix; aunt, Ann Smallwood; Sam Sokolik (who was like a son) and their dogs, Allie and Beauty.
Left to honor his memory with love and respect are his life partner, Jay Sokolik; mother, Joyce Nix; stepmother, Anne Nix; brother, Stephen Nix (Kathy); stepsisters, Julie Ridley (John), Susan Ramsey (Mike); aunts and uncles, Riley Nix (Annette) and Madeline Lester; many nieces, nephews and cousins; Jay’s children and grandchildren (whom Philip loved as his own): Matthew and Katie Sokolik (parents of Ellie Kate, Will, and Hudson); Katie and Stephen Fields (parents of Raelyn Rose and Mack); Jay’s sister (whom Philip loved as his own), Mar Doering (Dave); and a much loved dog, Bailey.
More than anything, everyone adored and loved Philip, especially those closest to him: his partner, Jay; Jay’s three magnificent children and five adorable grandchildren; Jay’s sister and brother-in-law; all of his wonderful family; his great work friends and many other friends; and his lovable doggies. Philip had a special place in each of their hearts and made a big impact on everyone that knew him.
A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 2:00 PM at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 2246 Wisteria Drive, Snellville, GA 30078. The family will receive family and friends from 1:00 – 2:00 PM at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gwinnett Humane Society, P.O. Box 750, Lawrenceville, GA 30046.
Henry Family says
Praying for the comfort of Jesus to surround the family at this time.
Heather Conn says
I have known Philip going on 14 years, and my heart breaks at the thought of never hearing your sweet laugh again. You brightened my day at the office and I will forever be grateful that I had you in my life for as long as I did. You were the most loving man I have ever met, your sense of humor was contagious, and your smile was like a ray of sunshine. You might be gone but you will never be forgotten sweet friend. I know to most we were just co-workers, but in my eyes you were like family. Rest in peace Philip until we meet again.
Barbara Ward says
I loved you so much my sweet cousin and there will be an ache in my heart forever. The kindness and love you showed everyone in your life was endless. I know you will be with your precious grandmother, Ada, who Ioved you more than anything or anyone. I will miss you more than you could ever know and I will see you again, but until I do, just know I love you and please be at peace my precious Philip.
Kathleen Stephens says
Prayers of comfort to family, and friends for your loss.
Laura Van Leuven says
To the sweetest kindest cousin ever. Always seeing the silver lining and the beauty in all of us. You will be sorely missed and forever remembered.
Carolyn Lamunyon says
My dear dear Pileep, how much I miss u and love u. More than just my work husband and bestie, a true friend and confidant. I’ll never forget the day I asked u to lunch…we were instantly stuck at the hip. All the laughs we shared over a short 7 years. You always listened to my rants and laughed at the nonsense that came out of this unfiltered mouth. I’d give anything to hear ur laugh/snort again. Even tho I know ur at peace, I cannot deny the ache in my heart. You helped this rugged girl from the North fit into the South. I couldn’t have asked for a better friend. You will forever be in my thoughts and in my heart, love u forever <3
Deborah Haskins says
Heaven gained another angel as we lost a very special friend. Some people come into our life and stay but awhile. Others come into our life and leave their footprints on our hearts as did Philip. My heart breaks for all who were a part of Philips life. I pray he is at peace now looking down and smiling at all who loved him. RIP my sweet friend. One day we will meet again and what joy it will be.
Klaus Angle-Sengenberger says
My deepest Condolences go to Jay Sokolik and to the Nix Family. Rest in Peace Philip. It was a pleasure having you as a coworker and as a friend.
Eboni Hightower says
I worked with Philip for 3 years, he was one of the People who sat with me and trained me. Philip was always so very patient with me. Any time we had an event at work we would carpool. We always had a good laugh talking about our animals. I feel very blessed that I came to know Philip. may god bless your soul, rest in peace, you will be missed.
Gayle Hill says
My prayers are for Philip’s loving family to find peace in this time of a significant loss of your loved one. My heart is heavy as I have known and worked with him all of his time with our company. He was so enjoyable, smart, kind and such a thoughtful man. Talking with Philip about decorating was a pleasure for me. I will always remember him. He will be missed by all of us.
Michael Godsy says
Strength and prayers to Philip’s loving family and Jay. Philip made Jay very happy, just from the few times we met. You could really tell the happiness in both. Tge world must know it lost a good person as it is gray and raining a sleet and freezing rain mixture, and I have rain falling from my eyes. I wish peace for all of Philip’s loving family. May god bless your soul, and rest in peace. You will be missed
Barbara Rosselle says
Our deepest sympathy to Jay and the loved ones of Phillip. We ( The owners Barbie and Greg, his server Tori, and staff ) are deeply saddened by this at Mellow Mushroom in Snellville. Being a customer whom we consider our friend had been coming to dine in each Friday for as long as we’ve been open. Always a pleasure to serve and honored to have known Phillip. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Tori Webster and staff
VALERIE FISHER says
To Philip’s loving family, I pray for comfort for you at this time of tremendous loss. Even though he was a quiet, private man, we found common ground in holidays spent in Missouri, love of travel and pets, and a shared work space. I remember checking in on Bailey on the home camera to see what dogs do when their owners are at work, and laughing when we couldn’t find her during thunder storms. I was his chauffeur to work when he dropped his car off for service. He was my biscuit and gravy gettter back when we worked Saturdays together. We enjoyed snarky remarks, and bad jokes. We laughed until we cried. He carried my big suitcase to the Uber on my last day at CH. I didn’t know it would be my last farewell to Philip. Even though I moved to AZ, we still kept in touch. I loved Philip and will miss him in a different way now. Be at peace, my friend, and thanks for being wonderful you.
Bryan Bowman says
I never met Phillip in person. Had lots of conversations on the phone. What a great person he was. My deepest condolences to his family. Until we meet later my brother. RIP